Course Number: HYD-002
Course Field: Fluid Power
PDH Credits: 5

Course Overview

This course provides an overview of forces in liquids. Topics include hydrostatics, transmission of forces through liquids, liquids in motion (hydraulics), the relationship of force, pressure, and head, and the operation of hydraulic components.

Course Objectives

When you have completed this course, you will be able to do the following:

  1. Recognize the pressure characteristics of liquids.
  2. Describe how pressure is caused by the weight of the atmosphere.
  3. Explain how pressures are measured.
  4. Identify terms and facts applicable to the physics of fluids.
  5. Solve problems pertaining to density and specific gravity.
  6. Recognize the principles and equations involved with the transmission of forces.
  7. Solve problems and equations involved with the transmission of forces.
  8. Recognize the characteristics and behavior of fluids in motion.
  9. Explain the methods for measuring volume and velocity.
  10. Relate the dynamic and static factors involved with fluid flow.
  11. Describe the operating characteristics and component functions of basic fluid power systems.

Course Content

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